IHOP, Let’s Create a Vegan Menu!

by Nadia Schilling

  Imagine 1,550 restaurants across the country enticing millions to try delicious, cruelty-free dishes that cause no harm to animals. IHOP, known for its classic breakfast dishes, has just appointed a new culinary director. We want to see him make some real changes that will save millions of animals! IHOP has just named Nevielle Panthaky […]


Sound Waves of Love

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to everyone who attended our 7th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last weekend. It was a fulfilling day of connection, community, and honoring non-human animals while surrounded by nature at Saunders Woods. We are truly grateful to those participants who traveled from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to attend this unique event! […]


Spaghetti Bolognese (vegan)

by Nadia Schilling

  If you have a craving for something Italian that is filling, wholesome and full of flavor, then try this delicious Spaghetti Bolognese! Ingredients (4 servings) 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small zucchini, diced 1 small carrot, diced 1 cup mushrooms, roughly chopped 1 can tomatoes 1 can of lentils […]


Ireland’s Former President Advocates Veganism

by Nadia Schilling

  At a recent One Young World Summit, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson stood in front of approximately 1,300 young leaders from 196 nations and urged them to change their eating habits in order to achieve “climate justice.” “We need each of us to think about our carbon footprint. Eat less meat, or no […]


Native American Reflections on Vegan Spirituality

by Lisa Levinson

  Are you ready to take your connection with animals to a whole new level? We invite you to join our online gathering next week featuring animal communicator, vegan activist and artist Linda G. Fisher, of Ojibway and Cherokee heritage and a tribal member of the Ojibway Nation. Linda sees through the eyes of an animal […]


IDA Sunday Action Club

by Erica Calderon

  In Defense of Animals Hosts First Meeting of the IDA Sunday Action Club! In Defense of Animals has launched a new project called the IDA Sunday Action Club. We are focusing on current, timely animal rights issues and topics happening right here in the San Francisco Bay Area with activities such as letter writing […]


New Book Empowers Kids to Save the Planet with Veg-Friendly Food

by Fleur Dawes

New Book Empowers Kids to Save the Planet with Veg-Friendly Food Contact: Nadia Schilling,, 415-448-0072 Images and sample: San Rafael, California (September 29, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is pleased to announce the release of breakthrough children’s nutrition book, Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet. Created as […]


School Health Professionals Praise Veg Nutrition Book!

by Nadia Schilling

  In Defense of Animals is excited to announce the release of a breakthrough children’s nutrition book Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet, written by Barbara Cole Gates, founder and president of Lean and Green Kids. Created as a tool for teachers, the book’s compelling photographs and motivational messages engage […]


Free Your Mind at our Vegan Spirituality Retreat!

by Lisa Levinson

  We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mantra Lounge, a group that brings yoga, meditation, and veggie meals to venues around the city, including college campuses! Reciting mantras, which are special sound vibrations found in the ancient yoga texts, can relax and revitalize the mind. The word “mantra” literally means to “free the […]